Whale WatchingSydney

Sydney whale watching season: late May to November

Unforgettable Whale Watching experiences in Sydney:

Sydney is a prime location for whale watching as it is situated along the migration route of the humpback whales.

The whale watching season in Sydney runs from May to November, with the peak season being between July and October. During this time, these gentle giants can be seen swimming, breaching, and playing in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
They travel from Antarctica to the warmer waters of the Great Barrier Reef, where they breed and give birth before heading back to the colder southern waters. 

Whale watching in Sydney is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants and witness their awe-inspiring acrobatics.
The whales put on a show as they breach, tail slap, and blow water through their blowholes, providing an unforgettable experience for anyone lucky enough to witness it.

Sydney Whale Watching Tour Options

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What is Whale Watching?

Whale watching is an activity that involves observing whales in their natural habitat. It is a great way to appreciate and learn about these amazing creatures while enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

Whale watching tours typically involve a boat ride where you can watch whales from a safe distance.
These tours provide a unique opportunity to learn about the whales and their behavior, as well as the importance of conservation efforts to protect these magnificent creatures and their environment

Highlights of your Sydney whale watching tour:

Some of the key highlights of your Sydney whale watching experience include:

Whale watching Jervis Bay operators

We partner with trusted and experienced tour operators to provide you with the best possible whale watching experience. These operators have years of experience in whale watching and are passionate about providing you with a unique and unforgettable experience. Operators adhere to strict guidelines and are committed to providing safe, fun, and educational tours that are respectful of the whales and their environment. They use comfortable vessels that are equipped with all the necessary safety features, ensuring that your tour is both safe and enjoyable.

What happens when I book?

Booking your whale watching tour with us is easy and hassle-free. Simply browse our selection of tours and choose the one that suits your needs. Our online booking system makes it easy to book your tour and pay for it securely. Once you have booked your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details you need, including the meeting point and time. You will also have the contact details of your whale watching operator in case you need to ask any questions.

What happens if we don’t see any Whales?

While we can't guarantee that you'll see whales on your tour - after all, these are wild animals that can be unpredictable - many of our tour operators do offer a sighting guarantee. This means that if you don't see any whales during your tour, you'll have the option to come back for another tour free of charge or receive a partial refund. Please check the details of your chosen tour before booking as conditions can vary between operators.


Really amazing tour. So much better than your average whale watching, a lot more personable.
Easy to book, really flexible staff.
Extremely knowledgeable & kept the tour interesting.
The boat is very modern, real fast, yet super comfy.
Really enjoyed our day out, would 100% recommend.


Taima Booth

Google Review

Amazing experience! Have gone a few times now and worth the money every year. Blake is great; very friendly and very knowledgeable. It's great you get sent high-quality pics of the whales you see on the trip too! You're so close to the action that even your iPhone captures great content for your socials.


Paul Coomber

Google Review

We loved the whale watching experience. We were lucky that the weather was great and we were able to spot a humpback whale with her calf!
Very professional company. Great staff and great service.
The speedboat was modern,fast and very cool!
The trip takes around 2 hours and it is totally worth it.


Lucas echeverri

Google Review

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Disclaimer: As a booking agent for whale watching tours in Sydney, it’s important to note that when you book a tour through us, you’re purchasing from the tour operator themselves. This means that their terms and conditions will apply to your purchase, including any cancellation or rescheduling policies. While we work hard to ensure that all of the operators we partner with provide exceptional service, we cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise during the tour itself. The contact details for your tour operator are included on your booking confirmation. If you can’t find these details on your booking confirmation you can contact us. Please allow up to 48hrs for a reply.

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